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Ranging from informative "How-to-Do" books to thought-provoking memoirs, we are constantly inspired by our non-fiction authors and their work. 


Please get to know this week's featured non-fiction author, 

Jennifer S. Miller.  


Jennifer Miller, M.Ed. has twenty years of experience working with adults to help them become more effective with children through social and emotional learning. She is a contributing expert to NBC Education Nation’s Parent Toolkit alongside scholars from Harvard, Yale, Rutgers and the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to writing and illustrating Confident Parents, Confident Kids, she has contributed articles and expertise to popular publications such as The Washington PostThe Huffington PostThomas Vander Ark’s Getting Smart; Smart Parents seriesAshoka Changemakers SeriesEdutopiaResponsive ClassroomParent MagazineArianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, and The Community Psychologist (APA). 

In 2017, she contributed to the book, Building Powerful Learning Environments from Schools to Communities by Arina Bokas and also, in 2016, to Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning by Bonnie Lathram, Carri Schneider and Thomas Vander Ark. Her research along with co-investigators Shannon Wanless, Applied Developmental Psychologist at University of Pittsburgh and Roger Weissberg, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Education and Chief Knowledge Officer for the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has been accepted through scientific peer review for publication in the Fall/Winter Issue of The School Community Journal. She offers webinars and workshops and coaches parents. 

She serves on the Advisory Committee of the Tauck Family Foundation in Bridgeport, CT. She served on the Ohio Governor’s writing team to develop social and emotional development standards for grades kindergarten through third grade. She led a district-wide improvement initiative with United Way of Greater Toledo and Toledo Public Schools, K-12, integrating social and emotional learning into the curriculum. She presents and publishes her work in Ohio and nationally. She is a two-time nominee for the Joseph Zins Purpose Award for Young Professionals of Social and Emotional Learning Practice. And she illustrates her work for the pure joy of it.





About the book, Confident Parents, Confident Kids:

Confident Parents, Confident Kids lays out an approach for helping parents—and the kids they love—hone their emotional intelligence so that they can make wise choices, connect and communicate well with others (even when patience is thin), and become socially conscious and confident human beings.

How do we raise a happy, confident kid? And how can we be confident that our parenting is preparing our child for success? Our confidence develops from understanding and having a mastery over our emotions (aka emotional intelligence)—and helping our children do the same. Like learning to play a musical instrument, we can fine-tune our ability to skillfully react to those crazy, wonderful, big feelings that naturally arise from our child’s constant growth and changes, moving from chaos to harmony. We want our children to trust that they can conquer any challenge with hard work and persistence; that they can love boundlessly; that they will find their unique sense of purpose; and they will act wisely in a complex world. This book shows you how.
With author and educator Jennifer Miller as your supportive guide, you'll learn:  

Raising confident, centered, happy kids—while feeling the same way about yourself—is possible with Confident Parents, Confident Kids.